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7/30/2016 7:47:03 AM
Two people have been taken into custody after allegedly trying to break into a home late Friday night in Brocton. At about 11:15 PM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called to a residence at 64 Central Avenue, where three people got into a fight with two of the residents there. During the altercation, one of the three subjects was allegedly shot by a person living there. The victim, ...read more
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2016-07-30 11:54
An investigation into a one-vehicle accident in the Town of Hanover has led to several charges against a Gowanda teen. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers say 17-year-old Kyle Bomberry was driving at a high rate of speed on York Road at about 4:30 AM Thursday and ran a stop sign at the intersection with Hanover Road, went through the intersection and struck a tree. Both Kyle and his passenge...read more
2016-07-30 11:39
State Police arrested a Jamestown woman Saturday morning for allegedly assaulting two teenagers in the Town of Ellery. Troopers say 28-year-old Brittany Love entered a camper, grabbed one of the teens by the neck and choked the victim for a period of time. She then allegedly struck the subject, then struck and scratched another teen. Both victims were under the age of 17.  Love was charged wi...read more
2016-07-30 07:00
Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies have taken a Forestville man into custody on a number of sex charges. At about 10:00 PM Friday, 19-year-old Trevor Grupa was found at a residence on Prospect Road. He was arrested on a warrant for two counts of 2nd-degree rape, as well as one count each of 2nd-degree sexual abuse, 3rd-degree sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child. Grupa was commit...read more
2016-07-30 06:56
A Westfield man was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital following a one-vehicle rollover accident on Friday in the Town of Pomfret. According to State Police in Fredonia, 22-year-old Joshua Swinehart was traveling west on Route 5 near Berry Road shortly before 12:00 PM, when he fell asleep at the wheel. Swinehart's vehicle crossed the center line, went into a ditch, struck a tree, and overturned. Tr...read more
2016-07-29 02:45
A Jamestown man accused of selling cocaine got an early morning wake up call today when several police agencies entered his residence armed with search and arrest warrants.  The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, State Police CNET and the Jamestown SWAT team entered 614 Prendergast around 7:15 am and located 36-year-old Efrain Mariera-Lebron.  He's b...read more
2016-07-29 02:41
New York State's first elected Hispanic mayor says he was pleased with the experience of attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas he enjoyed attending the his first convention and serving as a delegate for Hillary Clinton.  In delivering her acceptance speech, Rosas felt former Secretary of State sending a message of unity to party members...read more
2016-07-29 01:33
Work is moving ahead on the Northern Chautauqua County Water District.  County legislators approved a resolution earlier this week to provide interim funding and to establish capital accounts for the district that will serve several communities in the North County area.  County Executive Vince Horrigan says he had a meeting earlier this week with state officials in Buffalo who are follow...read more
2016-07-29 10:31
You might call it a freak accident.  A member of the Brocton Fire Department's rescue squad was responding to a possible drug overdose around 5:30 am Friday when he struck a pedestrian who was trying to flag down a Chautauqua County Sheriff's patrol car that was going to the same call.  County Sheriff's deputies say 68-year-old David Hazelton of Brocton was on his way to the fire hall wh...read more
2016-07-29 07:57
Hillary Clinton formally accepted her party's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention last night in Philadelphia, officially becoming the first woman presidential candidate of a major political party in U-S history. Clinton called into question Donald Trump's temperament to be president, asking voters to imagine what it would be like with him in the Oval Office during a cris...read more
2016-07-29 07:44
The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for a Niagara Falls, Ontario man who remains missing since departing for a fishing trip in eastern Lake Erie on Tuesday.  37-year-old Giusseppe Reinhart was the focus of the search that began after a boat he was apparently using washed ashore near Hamburg on Tuesday. Thursday's search area included the entire eastern portion of Lake Erie from Dunkirk ...read more
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